How I Made $160 Last Week With CPA - Step By Step

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Hi warriors,

As a thank you for all the fine posts and quality threads I have read here on the Warrior Forum I decided to give you some insight on a new case study. This made me $160.80 net profit in 48 hours and its completely scalable as I can now "roll out" to better PPC traffic networks.

Case Study: Make money by direct linking to a CPA offer using PPC

Money spend: $120

Traffic source: 7search.com

Affiliate offer: Dating site

Payout: $3.90 per sign up


Here are the steps I did to make this work and made an extra buck:

Step1. I decided to promote a dating offer and went to my CPA network and contacted my affiliate manager to ask him what offers are converting the best with PPC traffic. After some email discussions I made my choice and decided to promote a dating offer that paid out $3.90 per sign up.

Step2. I created a keyword list of around 6,900 related keywords around the dating niche. I did this by gathering LSI keywords of broad and high searched for keywords and then gathered more keywords from those LSI keywords. Tool I used was just the Google Keyword Tool.

Step3. I went to 7search.com and created a campaign with 2 text ads variations and copied and pasted all the keywords in to the campaign. Each ad text had the direct affiliate link in the destination url with the tracking prefix "7search-###KEYWORD###" in the sub id of my link. This way I can track which keywords are converting and which are not

Step4. I took the tracking code from 7search.com and submitted it into my Affiliate Account in the "add pixel" of the offer.

Step5. I waited for the campaign to get approved and then I let it run for 24 hours.

Step6. After 24 hours I went back into my campaign and saw that I had 34 conversions. I deleted the keywords that were not converting and I kept the keywords that were converting really well. I let it run again for another 24 hours with converting keywords.

Step7. Another 24 hours had passed and I logged in and saw I had in total 72 conversions with ONLY 28 keywords (all from that initial 6,900 keywords). In total I spend $120 on the keywords and made $280.80. I paid 22 cents per click and had around 545 clicks and forced the campaign to a 13.2% conversion rate.

Conclusion: This campaign is now making me between $60 and $70 per day. This is just ONE campaign and now I can roll it out to PPC networks that have better traffic quality (a bit more expensive) and take my winning keywords to see if they convert there as well. Oh, I didn't even test my ads or created landing pages to make more money.

It really wasn't that hard as you can see but the key here is tracking and testing to make it work

Now go out and make yourself some money!

Thanks

Frank
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tillman
    Great instructional might have to put this in action right away. Thanks for the info.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jilawatan
    Nice effort. Best of Luck for your more earnings
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  • Profile picture of the author CPA Andrew
    This is really how simple it is to get started. People need to get up and start doing this instead of hesitating.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexander CPA
    You just direct linking then? Or sending the traffic to a domain that 301's to your affiliate link? But nice story and good post
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  • Profile picture of the author dmurphy
    I think the one big thing about this is that it shows people how many of your keywords were not successful but a small handful were really successful. I've talked to some people where they just choose a few obvious keywords and could run with them, but are totally missing out on other (cheaper) opportunities on other keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author russells
    Firstly I just want to say congratulations on your success.

    You've given me some inspiration to try CPA with PPC. My business is purely SEO and content marketing based as I burnt myself with PPC years ago when I was just starting out.

    I'm itching to try CPA and have been toying with the idea recently. I just happened to notice this thread and I'm glad I did.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  • Profile picture of the author iampiz
    nice share
    i think i will try PPC later..
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  • Profile picture of the author sgoerger
    Great thread, thanks so much for the information. CPA is itching me too and I really want to give it a try.

    I would welcome your ideas on which cpa networks you are a part of, as someone else asked. Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by sgoerger View Post

      Great thread, thanks so much for the information. CPA is itching me too and I really want to give it a try.

      I would welcome your ideas on which cpa networks you are a part of, as someone else asked. Thanks!


      Then start getting to action!! CPA is great! In my personal opinion, the actual network you belong to is one of the least important variables to CPA success in the beginning. Most of the mid to large networks have similar offers with similar payouts...that becomes more important when you start driving a lot of traffic and are working on slimmer margins!

      To the OP...nice work dude!
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeMorgan
    Hey Frank ,

    Nice share . Well done .

    I can understand from your campaign that tracking is very KEY to the success in 7search .
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  • Profile picture of the author williamrs
    Great thread!

    Dating, gaming, mobile, etc... These niches are great for simple campaigns on traffic sources like Facebook, PoF, 7Search, etc. People tend to over complicate the process, but at the end it's all about testing.

    Thanks for sharing!


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  • Profile picture of the author smolodoy
    Great to hear your success, could you please explain the step 3:

    "Step3. I went to 7search.com and created a campaign with 2 text ads variations and copied and pasted all the keywords in to the campaign. Each ad text had the direct affiliate link in the destination url with the tracking prefix "7search-###KEYWORD###" in the sub id of my link. This way I can track which keywords are converting and which are not"

    I understand the you put the "7search-###KEYWORD###" at the end of the affilite link but how would that be tracked, don't you only see the clicks and conversion in throught your network? Do you set up proper 202 tracking pixel or something? Anyone else please feel free to jump in, Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author robsummers
    Thanks Frank,

    Finally someone that shares what they have done without charging $47, $67 or $97 for it.

    I will have to looking into this more.

    Be safe

    Rob
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    That's fantastic! Very nicely done.
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  • Profile picture of the author cryst
    thats really amazing ....really nice work done ....
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  • Profile picture of the author Noel2010
    That's a great job there.

    PPC is always risky. Did you try only 2 ads?

    Is this a specific dating type CPA like christians, older women...?
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  • Profile picture of the author StoneWilson
    Good job! A good start means half of success, the keypoint is to take action, hope you got luck with your scale, good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sky Walker
    Congrats bro, I love the fact that you gave so much info there. About the offer you are using don't give it to them. Lol
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  • Profile picture of the author ekfaysal
    COol. rinse and repeat.
    and dont forget to include Adwords and FB advertising into your method of doing it.
    Good luck buddy
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  • Profile picture of the author jordanberg2311
    hi Frank,

    http://www.warriorforum.com/ad-netwo...-scalable.html

    7search do not allow more than 1k keywords at the moment I'm afraid
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  • Profile picture of the author DerekMadden
    Originally Posted by Frank Murphy View Post

    the key here is tracking and testing to make it work
    THIS.


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  • Profile picture of the author Ken_Stone
    Originally Posted by Frank Murphy View Post

    Hi warriors,

    As a thank you for all the fine posts and quality threads I have read here on the Warrior Forum I decided to give you some insight on a new case study. This made me $160.80 net profit in 48 hours and its completely scalable as I can now "roll out" to better PPC traffic networks.

    Case Study: Make money by direct linking to a CPA offer using PPC

    Money spend: $120

    Traffic source: 7search.com

    Affiliate offer: Dating site

    Payout: $3.90 per sign up


    Here are the steps I did to make this work and made an extra buck:

    Step1. I decided to promote a dating offer and went to my CPA network and contacted my affiliate manager to ask him what offers are converting the best with PPC traffic. After some email discussions I made my choice and decided to promote a dating offer that paid out $3.90 per sign up.

    Step2. I created a keyword list of around 6,900 related keywords around the dating niche. I did this by gathering LSI keywords of broad and high searched for keywords and then gathered more keywords from those LSI keywords. Tool I used was just the Google Keyword Tool.

    Step3. I went to 7search.com and created a campaign with 2 text ads variations and copied and pasted all the keywords in to the campaign. Each ad text had the direct affiliate link in the destination url with the tracking prefix "7search-###KEYWORD###" in the sub id of my link. This way I can track which keywords are converting and which are not

    Step4. I took the tracking code from 7search.com and submitted it into my Affiliate Account in the "add pixel" of the offer.

    Step5. I waited for the campaign to get approved and then I let it run for 24 hours.

    Step6. After 24 hours I went back into my campaign and saw that I had 34 conversions. I deleted the keywords that were not converting and I kept the keywords that were converting really well. I let it run again for another 24 hours with converting keywords.

    Step7. Another 24 hours had passed and I logged in and saw I had in total 72 conversions with ONLY 28 keywords (all from that initial 6,900 keywords). In total I spend $120 on the keywords and made $280.80. I paid 22 cents per click and had around 545 clicks and forced the campaign to a 13.2% conversion rate.

    Conclusion: This campaign is now making me between $60 and $70 per day. This is just ONE campaign and now I can roll it out to PPC networks that have better traffic quality (a bit more expensive) and take my winning keywords to see if they convert there as well. Oh, I didn't even test my ads or created landing pages to make more money.

    It really wasn't that hard as you can see but the key here is tracking and testing to make it work

    Now go out and make yourself some money!

    Thanks

    Frank
    You should do a few videos on this one Mate!

    Make it a WSO!!!

    Best Ed
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    Great job Frank- $80/day profit on autopilot is nothing to scoff at!
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  • Profile picture of the author imback
    Great Steps and awesome you took action. To really help beginners you should eventually provide all the research and keywords you have used. This will give them a better idea...

    of course after you run it dry


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  • Profile picture of the author dremy154
    Originally Posted by Frank Murphy View Post

    Hi warriors,

    As a thank you for all the fine posts and quality threads I have read here on the Warrior Forum I decided to give you some insight on a new case study. This made me $160.80 net profit in 48 hours and its completely scalable as I can now "roll out" to better PPC traffic networks.

    Case Study: Make money by direct linking to a CPA offer using PPC

    Money spend: $120

    Traffic source: 7search.com

    Affiliate offer: Dating site

    Payout: $3.90 per sign up


    Here are the steps I did to make this work and made an extra buck:

    Step1. I decided to promote a dating offer and went to my CPA network and contacted my affiliate manager to ask him what offers are converting the best with PPC traffic. After some email discussions I made my choice and decided to promote a dating offer that paid out $3.90 per sign up.

    Step2. I created a keyword list of around 6,900 related keywords around the dating niche. I did this by gathering LSI keywords of broad and high searched for keywords and then gathered more keywords from those LSI keywords. Tool I used was just the Google Keyword Tool.

    Step3. I went to 7search.com and created a campaign with 2 text ads variations and copied and pasted all the keywords in to the campaign. Each ad text had the direct affiliate link in the destination url with the tracking prefix "7search-###KEYWORD###" in the sub id of my link. This way I can track which keywords are converting and which are not

    Step4. I took the tracking code from 7search.com and submitted it into my Affiliate Account in the "add pixel" of the offer.

    Step5. I waited for the campaign to get approved and then I let it run for 24 hours.

    Step6. After 24 hours I went back into my campaign and saw that I had 34 conversions. I deleted the keywords that were not converting and I kept the keywords that were converting really well. I let it run again for another 24 hours with converting keywords.

    Step7. Another 24 hours had passed and I logged in and saw I had in total 72 conversions with ONLY 28 keywords (all from that initial 6,900 keywords). In total I spend $120 on the keywords and made $280.80. I paid 22 cents per click and had around 545 clicks and forced the campaign to a 13.2% conversion rate.

    Conclusion: This campaign is now making me between $60 and $70 per day. This is just ONE campaign and now I can roll it out to PPC networks that have better traffic quality (a bit more expensive) and take my winning keywords to see if they convert there as well. Oh, I didn't even test my ads or created landing pages to make more money.

    It really wasn't that hard as you can see but the key here is tracking and testing to make it work

    Now go out and make yourself some money!

    Thanks

    Frank
    Thanks for that in-depth explanation!

    I was just TODAY considering using PPC to promote CPA, and also maybe some affiliate stuff, but wanted to start with CPA as they convert better.

    I was also trying to decide who to use: adbrite, bidvertiser, 7search of the many more that exist and I couldn't make up my mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author sicnarf
    Hey Frank, thanks for sharing what you've done to get your business going. It's refreshing to have someone share what they've done to get from point A to point B so others can learn and succeed, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author sahuja
    Hey guys,

    Did any one tried these step by step method so far. In case any one has done this, please post your results.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Good Work! That's a lot of keywords!
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  • Profile picture of the author Delarox
    Great info frank, thanks for sharing
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    Congrats on your big win!
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  • Thanks Frank for sharing this info.

    Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author SuccessMarketer
    I have never really done very well with PPC, but your exprience just gave some inspiration... I have something in mind now... thanks for the share
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  • Profile picture of the author LaSCuBana
    Finding a network with Exclusive offers in dating is the key way to go. Also, your AM should be asking lots of questions because they SHOULD have a bird's eye view of the industry. This company out of Sarasota rocks it by guiding publishers with what offers they should promote, where and how based on their abilities.
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    WATCH OUT GUY I JUST FOLLOWED THIS STEP, WASTED $112 IN 7SEARCH.COM I THINK HE JUST TRYING TO MAKE YOUR GUY LOSE MONEY.
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  • Profile picture of the author manzippo
    Frank , thanks for your share, that's pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bubba6590
    Originally Posted by Frank Murphy View Post

    Hi warriors,

    As a thank you for all the fine posts and quality threads I have read here on the Warrior Forum I decided to give you some insight on a new case study. This made me $160.80 net profit in 48 hours and its completely scalable as I can now "roll out" to better PPC traffic networks.

    Case Study: Make money by direct linking to a CPA offer using PPC

    Money spend: $120

    Traffic source: 7search.com

    Affiliate offer: Dating site

    Payout: $3.90 per sign up


    Here are the steps I did to make this work and made an extra buck:

    Step1. I decided to promote a dating offer and went to my CPA network and contacted my affiliate manager to ask him what offers are converting the best with PPC traffic. After some email discussions I made my choice and decided to promote a dating offer that paid out $3.90 per sign up.

    Step2. I created a keyword list of around 6,900 related keywords around the dating niche. I did this by gathering LSI keywords of broad and high searched for keywords and then gathered more keywords from those LSI keywords. Tool I used was just the Google Keyword Tool.

    Step3. I went to 7search.com and created a campaign with 2 text ads variations and copied and pasted all the keywords in to the campaign. Each ad text had the direct affiliate link in the destination url with the tracking prefix "7search-###KEYWORD###" in the sub id of my link. This way I can track which keywords are converting and which are not

    Step4. I took the tracking code from 7search.com and submitted it into my Affiliate Account in the "add pixel" of the offer.

    Step5. I waited for the campaign to get approved and then I let it run for 24 hours.

    Step6. After 24 hours I went back into my campaign and saw that I had 34 conversions. I deleted the keywords that were not converting and I kept the keywords that were converting really well. I let it run again for another 24 hours with converting keywords.

    Step7. Another 24 hours had passed and I logged in and saw I had in total 72 conversions with ONLY 28 keywords (all from that initial 6,900 keywords). In total I spend $120 on the keywords and made $280.80. I paid 22 cents per click and had around 545 clicks and forced the campaign to a 13.2% conversion rate.

    Conclusion: This campaign is now making me between $60 and $70 per day. This is just ONE campaign and now I can roll it out to PPC networks that have better traffic quality (a bit more expensive) and take my winning keywords to see if they convert there as well. Oh, I didn't even test my ads or created landing pages to make more money.

    It really wasn't that hard as you can see but the key here is tracking and testing to make it work

    Now go out and make yourself some money!

    Thanks

    Frank
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    • Profile picture of the author Ltespd
      "This campaign is now making me between $60 and $70 per day. This is just ONE campaign and now I can roll it out to PPC networks that have better traffic quality"

      Good job. But other PPC networks like Adwords or Adcenter won't let you direct link.
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  • Profile picture of the author michael rozy
    Originally Posted by Frank Murphy View Post

    Hi warriors,

    As a thank you for all the fine posts and quality threads I have read here on the Warrior Forum I decided to give you some insight on a new case study. This made me $160.80 net profit in 48 hours and its completely scalable as I can now "roll out" to better PPC traffic networks.

    Case Study: Make money by direct linking to a CPA offer using PPC

    Money spend: $120

    Traffic source: 7search.com

    Affiliate offer: Dating site

    Payout: $3.90 per sign up


    Here are the steps I did to make this work and made an extra buck:

    Step1. I decided to promote a dating offer and went to my CPA network and contacted my affiliate manager to ask him what offers are converting the best with PPC traffic. After some email discussions I made my choice and decided to promote a dating offer that paid out $3.90 per sign up.

    Step2. I created a keyword list of around 6,900 related keywords around the dating niche. I did this by gathering LSI keywords of broad and high searched for keywords and then gathered more keywords from those LSI keywords. Tool I used was just the Google Keyword Tool.

    Step3. I went to 7search.com and created a campaign with 2 text ads variations and copied and pasted all the keywords in to the campaign. Each ad text had the direct affiliate link in the destination url with the tracking prefix "7search-###KEYWORD###" in the sub id of my link. This way I can track which keywords are converting and which are not

    Step4. I took the tracking code from 7search.com and submitted it into my Affiliate Account in the "add pixel" of the offer.

    Step5. I waited for the campaign to get approved and then I let it run for 24 hours.

    Step6. After 24 hours I went back into my campaign and saw that I had 34 conversions. I deleted the keywords that were not converting and I kept the keywords that were converting really well. I let it run again for another 24 hours with converting keywords.

    Step7. Another 24 hours had passed and I logged in and saw I had in total 72 conversions with ONLY 28 keywords (all from that initial 6,900 keywords). In total I spend $120 on the keywords and made $280.80. I paid 22 cents per click and had around 545 clicks and forced the campaign to a 13.2% conversion rate.

    Conclusion: This campaign is now making me between $60 and $70 per day. This is just ONE campaign and now I can roll it out to PPC networks that have better traffic quality (a bit more expensive) and take my winning keywords to see if they convert there as well. Oh, I didn't even test my ads or created landing pages to make more money.

    It really wasn't that hard as you can see but the key here is tracking and testing to make it work

    Now go out and make yourself some money!

    Thanks

    Frank

    hi

    can u tell me which cpa network offer u r promoting ur successful keyword of dating?

    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author robrave
    Wow! That is nice, sweet and simple.

    I hope I can be as successful like you when the time comes.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyReeves
    Thanks, very timely info. I am also exploring CPA offers. Its great to hear some encouraging information.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMoney
    Nice. $40 profit. You should start marketing in facebook theirs a lot money to be made their. Belive me I'm doing it.
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    Mate, this guy didnt made the money. He just copied from other thread. He was banned.

    FULL STOP
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